10 days in Manali, Dharamsala & Amritsar District Itinerary

10 days in Manali, Dharamsala & Amritsar District Itinerary

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10 days in Manali, Dharamsala & Amritsar District Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chanderkhani Pass and International Roerich Memorial Trust. Take a break from the city and head to Hampta and Solang Valley. Take a break from Manali with a short trip to Naggar Castle in Naggar, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and explore the activities along Beas River.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali tour itinerary builder tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Manali is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Naggar, Hampta
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hampta ©
Hampta
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kangra Fort and Tsechokling Gompa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mata Brajeshwari Devi and Bhagsunath Temple. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, look for gifts at Thankas and Gifts, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala road trip planning tool .

Getting from Manali to Dharamsala by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kangra
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Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Gyuto Monastery ©
Gyuto Monastery
Tushita Meditation Centre ©
Tushita Meditation Centre

3
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Gobindgarh Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum, stop by India House, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mandir Mata Lal Devi.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amritsar trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. February in Amritsar sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 8°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Gobindgarh Fort ©
Gobindgarh Fort
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum

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